San Fernando Valley earthquake of Feb. 1971, Sylmar, California
Self-organizing film about rescue operations, good disaster footage, detailed reporting of actual events
safety disasters Danger Lurks
Subject: An Important Visual Document
(Some current documentary filmakers should take note. If this movie were made today, it would probably run two hours or more with probably little more information being added than what is available in this 30-minute film.)
The only problem with "Earthquake" is that the print is obviously old and the color is somewhat faded. As an important historical document, "Earthquake" cries out for restoration.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: N/A (though the moment in the office gets ***). Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ***.
Subject: Excellent account of the 1971 quake
Subject: (does not star Charleton Heston)